Special Issue Introduction


  • Beate Flath IASPM D-A-CH // Paderborn University
  • Adam Behr
  • Martin Cloonan


Introduction to Special Issue 9/1 on Pop Music Festivals and (Cultural) Policies


Anderton, C. 2019. Music Festivals in the UK. Beyond the Carnevalesque. London, New York: Routledge.

Behr, A. et al. 2016. Live concert performance: An ecological approach. Rock Music Studies, 3(1): 5-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/19401159.2015.1125633

Holt, F. 2013. The economy of live music in the digital age. European Journal of Cultural Studies. 13 (2): 243-261. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367549409352277

McKay, G. ed. 2015. The Pop Festival. History, music, media, culture. New York, London, New Delhi, Sydney: Bloomsbury.

Page, W. and Carey, C. 2009. Adding Up the UK Music Industry for 2008. London: PRS for Music. https://www.prsformusic.com/-/media/files/prs-for-music/research/economic-insight-15-adding-up-the-music-industry-for-2008.ashx?la=en&hash=0B385A31C9F8F302A982ED8FA6BBB9397A32DEC3.

Robinson, R. ed. 2015. Music Festivals and the Politics of Participation. London, New York: Routledge.

Webster, E. et al. 2017. Valuing Live Music: The UK Live Music Census 2017 report. http://uklivemusiccensus.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/UK-Live-Music-Census-2017-full-report.pdf Accessed: 22nd August 2019.